Simon & Garfunkel

Simon & Garfunkel hit songs and albums
Simon & Garfunkel were an American folk-rock duo consisting of singer, songwriter and musician Paul Simon (born October 13, 1941 in Newark, New Jersey) and singer Art Garfunkel (born November 5, 1941 in New York City). Simon and Garfunkel first met at school in Queens, New York in 1953, and by 1957 they’d formed a duo called Tom & Jerry. Simon & Garfunkel properly came into being in 1963 when they signed a deal with Columbia Records but split after their debut album Wednesday Morning, 3 A.M. did nothing, and so both went on solo careers. Simon & Garfunkel started to gain interest when their song The Sound of Silence became a radio hit, and so they reformed again in 1966. Simon & Garfunkel scored the first of two UK Official Album Chart Number 1s with Bookends in 1968, the other being 1970’s Bridge Over Troubled Water, which went on to sell over 25 million copies and become the biggest-selling album of the 1970s, the title track of which also became a UK Official Singles Chart Number 1 that year. Simon & Garfunkel essentially ceased to exist in 1971 after winning six Grammy Awards including Album of the Year, and did occasionally reform to no avail throughout the decade, but reunited more successfully in 1981 for a free concert in New York which was released as an album The Concert in Central Park in early 1982. Both Simon & Garfunkel have had their differences with each other, with rifts opening up between them at the drop of a hat, and despite Garfunkel claiming that the duo would possibly tour again in 2014, Simon announced his own retirement from live performance in 2018 which put an end to that.
  • 1
    UK Number 1s
  • 5
    UK Top 10s
  • 8
    UK Top 40s
  • 9
    UK Top 75s
  • 3
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 23
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 71
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 87
    Weeks in Top 75
  • 2
    UK Number 1s
  • 8
    UK Top 10s
  • 13
    UK Top 40s
  • 14
    UK Top 75s
  • 40
    Weeks at Number 1
  • 240
    Weeks in Top 10
  • 816
    Weeks in Top 40
  • 1087
    Weeks in Top 75
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
30.03.
1966
HOMEWARD BOUND
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 202045
09 12 00
22.06.
1966
I AM A ROCK
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 202303
17 10 00
16.07.
1968
MRS. ROBINSON
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 3443
04 12 00
14.01.
1969
MRS. ROBINSON (EP)
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS EP6400
09 05 00
Buy
06.05.
1969
THE BOXER
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 4162
06 14 00
21.02.
1970
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 4790
01 20 03
07.10.
1972
AMERICA
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 8336
25 07 00
07.12.
1991
HAZY SHADE OF WINTER/SILENT NIGHT
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
COLUMBIA 6576537
30 06 00
Buy
15.02.
1992
THE BOXER {1992}
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
COLUMBIA 6578067
75 01 00
Date Title, Artist Peak
Pos
WoC Wks
No 1
Chart
Facts
16.04.
1966
SOUNDS OF SILENCE
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 62690
13 105 00
03.08.
1968
BOOKENDS
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 63101
01 77 07
31.08.
1968
PARSLEY SAGE ROSEMARY AND THYME
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 62860
13 59 00
26.10.
1968
THE GRADUATE
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 70042
03 68 00
09.11.
1968
WEDNESDAY MORNING, 3AM
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 63370
24 06 00
21.02.
1970
BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATER
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 63699
01 330 33
22.07.
1972
GREATEST HITS
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
CBS 69003
02 348 00
21.11.
1981
THE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL COLLECTION
CBS 10029
04 79 00
20.03.
1982
THE CONCERT IN CENTRAL PARK
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
GEFFEN GEF96008
06 43 00
30.11.
1991
THE DEFINITIVE SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
COLUMBIA MOODCD21
08 73 00
Buy
05.02.
2000
TALES FROM NEW YORK - THE VERY BEST OF
COLUMBIA SONYTV81CD
08 15 00
Buy
06.12.
2003
THE ESSENTIAL
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
COLUMBIA 5134702
25 29 00
Buy
11.12.
2004
OLD FRIENDS - LIVE ON STAGE
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
COLUMBIA 5191732
61 04 00
08.01.
2005
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL - GREATEST HITS
COLUMBIA CD69003
77 12 00
08.12.
2007
THE COLLECTION
SIMON AND GARFUNKEL
SONY BMG 88697134662
29 18 00